Round 02 Argentina - Moto3

  • Toba Continues to Lead Moto3

    cccHonda Team Asia riders Kaito Toba and Ai Ogura finished 10th and 17th respectively in the Moto3 Argentine Grand Prix, keeping Toba in the lead on championship points.

Report

Toba Continues to Lead Moto3

Autodromo International Termas de Rio Hondo
Rd.2 Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina
Dry conditions
Ambient: 25℃ / Track: 32℃

Kaito Toba | Honda Team Asia (10th)

“It was not bad because I'm still the championship leader, but I was a little bit unlucky in today's race. At the beginning I was with a big group fighting for the lead. I tried to push but conditions were not the best so I kept calm. With 10 laps to go, one rider crashed in front of me and I lost a lot of time, falling behind the group. I pushed hard and caught them with just 2 laps to go. I overtook some riders and finished 10th. I am a little disappointed but I have to learn for the next races.”

Ai Ogura | Honda Team Asia (17th)

“I had a good start and I was with leading group. I was comfortable in the group as I expected. I am disappointed because one rider hit me. I didn't crash but my bike was damaged. I continued to push from back, and I caught them, but I was not able to fight to get a better position. The good point is that my motivation is high because I know I can be in the front group under normal circumstances.”

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, Honda Team Asia

“Today's race in Moto3 was strange and difficult. The pace was not high but it was a big group.  Both riders were very unlucky because other riders crashed in front of them or hit them. Both riders persisted and fought until the end. In Kaito's case, he came from very far behind to catch the group in front, to finish in a well-deserved 10th position. Ai was in a similar situation so we have to be positive and keep looking forward to the Americas GP.”

Results

Round 02 Argentina Race - Moto3 Combined Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
10 Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia)
17 Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia)

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